Australian Prime Minister Delivers Articulate, Powerful Argument Supporting Marriage Equality (VIDEO)

The Prime Minister of Australia, Kevin Rudd, received a question from a Christian audience member asking why Rudd changed his position on same-sex marriage. The Prime Minister’s response is just about the best smack down of Christian opposition to marriage equality that I’ve seen to date, particularly by someone of high office. But his response is much more than a rebuke, it’s an incredibly articulate, powerful and persuasive argument in favor of same-sex marriage. And the best this Christian could muster was to say “marriage is between husbands and wives, and Jesus said…” I don’t need to continue, you get the idea. Check out the video below. Trust me, it’s worth watching the whole thing.

“If I was going to have that view, the Bible also says that slavery is a natural condition,” said Rudd in response. “For goodness sake. The human condition and social conditions change. What is the fundamental principle of the New Testament? It is one of universal love. Loving your fellow man. And if we get obsessed with a particular definition of that through a form of sexuality, then I think we’re missing the centrality of what the gospel, whether you call it a social gospel, a personal gospel, or a spiritual gospel, is all about.”

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